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All car recall 00V228003

GM Recalls Multiple 2000-2001 Vehicles Due to Possible Seat Belt Failure

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Buick Century 2000, 2001
Regal 2000, 2001
Chevrolet Blazer 2000, 2001
Impala 2000, 2001
Lumina 2000, 2001
Monte Carlo 2000, 2001
S10 2000, 2001
Venture 2000, 2001
GMC Jimmy 2000, 2001
Sonoma 2001
Oldsmobile Intrigue 2000, 2001
Silhouette 2000, 2001
Pontiac Grand Prix 2000, 2001
Montana 2000, 2001
Saturn LS 2000
LS1 2000
LS2 2000

Body, Interior & Misc., August 24, 2000

RepairPal Expert Overview

The seat belt buckles may not have been properly heat-treated during the manufacturing process. This may cause the buckles not to function correctly during a collision, which may cause injury. Dealers will replace the seat belt buckles.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V228003

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 156305

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES, LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH TRW SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES. THE BUCKLE BASE OF THESE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES WERE NOT PROPERLY HEAT TREATED AND THEREFORE DO NOT PASS THE LOAD BEARING REQUIREMENT OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES."

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLE'S SAFETY BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLY DATE CODES AND, IF NECESSARY, WILL REPLACE ANY SAFETY BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLY.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 24, 2000. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BUICK AT 1-800-521-7300; CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020; GMC AT 1-800-462-8782; OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-6537; PONTIAC AT 1-800-762-2737; OR SATURN AT 1-800-553-6000. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration